Do you know what Loveserver Ransomware is?
Loveserver Ransomware is a rather unusual ransomware compared to other malicious applications from this category and if you accidentally infected your system with this threat, reading this article is most advisable. The report will tell how the malware may act on the computer and how it could infect the computer. Our specialists say the malicious program’s developers may ask you to contact them through firstname.lastname@example.org email address and if you do so they might demand you to pay a ransom. As you probably realize it, trusting them could be not the best idea as no one can be sure about their intentions. Thus, before deciding what to do with this threat, we advise users to learn more about it. Unless paying the ransom is out of the question for you, in such case, you could simply slide at the end of the main text and follow our removal guide.
Loveserver Ransomware may enter the system after launching a malicious executable file that users could download from Spam emails. What might make it difficult to identify such data as suspicious is its appearance. The executable file could be disguised as an invoice, Microsoft Word, PDF, or another document. Therefore, we always advise our readers to scan files received from unknown senders with a reliable antimalware tool. By doing so, you can identify malicious attachments before opening them. Also, a reputable antimalware tool could protect the system even if you open infected data, so it is one of the easiest ways to guard the system against malware.
When users launch Loveserver Ransomware’s setup file, the threat should create “BACKUP DONT DELETE” or similarly titled folder. This directory is created so that the threat could move all private data in one place. Afterward, the folder could be added to the archive, and you might be unable to access it without entering the right password. Unfortunately, it should be known only to the malware’s creators, although we cannot be sure if they save the passwords either. Later, the malicious program should add a text document called R-E-A-D-M-E.txt in the Desktop directory. The file contains a short message saying the only way to unlock your data is to write the infection’s developers via email.
The problem is that even if you pay the ransom, your files can still remain locked. As we mentioned it before, we cannot tell if Loveserver Ransomware’s creators have the password themselves. Even if the password exists, we doubt these people care about users’ files or feel sorry for locking them. Meaning, they simply may not bother to unlock them after receiving the payment. Under such circumstances, we advise users not to take any chances and erase the malware.
The removal guide will show you how to end the malicious application’s process through the Task Manager and how to get rid of the infection’s setup file. This process might look quite complicated for less experienced users, so it is important to follow the instructions carefully. Additionally, we can suggest another deletion method. If you choose to eliminate Loveserver Ransomware with this option, you should install a reliable antimalware tool, then scan the system with it and wait till the threat is identified. Erasing the malware automatically is less complicated since the antimalware software does almost all the job for you. Also, it might be more beneficial to the computer as it would clean the system from other possible threats at the same time.
Remove Loveserver Ransomware
- Launch the Task Manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Delete).
- Click the Processes tab and look for a suspicious process with a random name.
- Mark it and press the End Task button.
- Close the Task Manager.
- Go to Desktop and erase R-E-A-D-M-E.txt by selecting it and pressing Shift+Delete.
- Check Downloads, Desktop, Temporary Files, and other folders alike to find the malicious file you downloaded and launched before the system got infected.
- Mark this file and press Shift+Delete.
- Right-click the Recycle Bin and empty it.
- Then restart the system.
In non-techie terms:
Loveserver Ransomware is a threat that instead of encrypting all your private files separately one by one places all of them in one folder. Then it should add the folder to archive and put a password on it. Of course, in order to open the archive, you would have to know the right password. Thus, the malware’s creators plan is probably to lock most precious data and try to extort money from its victims. Without knowing for sure whether you will be able to unlock your data or not, we do not think it is a god idea to risk your money. Users who think so too should not waste any time with the threat and erase it either with the instructions available above or a reputable antimalware tool.